Die Hard: Hans Gruber [ENTJ 1w9]

Function Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Hans believes in being efficient and making rational decisions, and has a good argument for every direction he gives. He argues that they need to stay focused, and pay attention to what they are doing, and that they can let the FBI “mess around” for hours and give them the time they need to get into the vault. He has planned this down to every detail and wants to be efficient. Hans goes about making systematic decisions, at first selecting the boss and then demanding he give them the key codes they need, then threatening other people in the department while his men drill through the vault. He urges his men to put aside their personal resentments against John McClane, seeing them as irrelevant even after John has killed several members of their crew. He has envisioned exactly what he wants and intends to see it through, refusing to be drawn off his game plan. He sometimes pieces together what is going on without being told, even though he cannot get a fix on who John is or what he wants (he does suspect accurately that he’s not a night guard, since he doesn’t fit the profile; he’s too efficient and proactive in causing them trouble). When John derails his plans, Hans is capable of adapting in the moment, even if he’s resentful of doing so; he goes up to the roof to check on the cut wires, is captured, and then impersonates an escaped employee, to trick John into trusting him. (Unfortunately for him, John sees through his ruse and gives him an unloaded weapon as a test.) He doesn’t mind shooting people in person, or doing any of the legwork required to keep them on track. Hans has somewhat of a dry sense of humor and a mild moralism to his statements, in which he accuses the company of being amoral and strip-mining. He ignores the feelings of his men and tells them to just buckle down and do their job, even after one of them’s brother is killed. He isn’t above threatening John’s wife and terrorizing her to get what he wants, but he also doesn’t torture people unnecessarily—just shoots them to make a point.

Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp

Hans starts off his search for Tagomi by listing off all the awful things his company has done to the planet and the people involved in all the places where he has “improved” the terrain through his building projects. He reminds his companions not to be “rude.” And he calmly, rationally handles problems as they arise, thinking fast on his feet and doing nothing that is not necessary, even though his aim is to steal from the company. He reminds them that he has planned everything down to the smallest possible detail, and that it needs to be accurate. Hans manages to keep his temper most of the time, although John causes him increasing frustration. He is surprisingly calm and level-headed through the “crisis” that John causes among his men, but also somewhat callous in his decision to shoot various people in the head.